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Book Review for: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

By SAMAMA, Jul 6 2020 11:28AM

I always thought I was a smarty pants, and intelligent when it came to emotions, until I fell in love with the wrong handsome fictional character and got betrayed by him.

The book A Thousand Pieces of You is about a girl traveling through parallel universes with a device invented by her parents, to find the murderer of her father – who the police thinks was mysteriously killed by one of his own beloved students, and successfully escaped this dimension with the help of the Firebird device. Marguerite follows Paul – the convicted murderer and her ex-friend – with the help of her dear friend Theo, and travels through the most peculiar and beautiful parallel dimensions of the universe in search for him. I don’t want to spoil anything but I can guarantee you that you’ll be visiting some absolutely intriguing universes through this book, and also get all the interesting details I couldn’t add in this tiny synopsis.

You might think sci-fi and the explanations given about dimensions might be too complicated for you, and that you might not understand it well enough, but trust me, that is so not true. I thought Sci-Fi wasn’t a genre for me, but oh boy was I wrong. This book flared up my imagination so marvelously; I was sucked right into the story. I understood then why people loved reading Sci-Fi so much; it was always so futuristic and fascinating!

The idea that there might be multiple universes in this very world, that there might be someone out there, someone else just like me who made a different life decision, and still existed, is so exciting to think. I was honestly glad when the author didn’t bother to explain the technicalities of physics and how traveling through parallel universes exactly worked as Physics wasn’t ever really my go-to subject.

Apart from that, the fires this book just kept hurling at me were UNBELIEVABLE. I gasped out loud every time a new reality hit me.

However, the story felt very childish and poorly written at some points, and I was hoping for more of a spark in the relationships between the main characters in the story, which i didn't get. I’m hoping the next book will do just that. Apart from that, the book was really entertaining.

4 out of 5 stars. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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